The FCPF helps countries adopt an economically viable and climate resilient growth trajectory for the cocoa agroforestry supply chain by enhancing the knowledge of key stakeholders and their ability to apply it. To do this, the FCPF has engaged with key stakeholders from the global cocoa value chain, as well as with stakeholders from the biggest producing countries in West Africa and Latin America in a Cocoa and Cocoa & Forest exchange program which amount other result delivered a Global guide for the implementation of Sustainable Cocoa Agroforestry.
The guide is based on a detailed assessment of existing agroforestry models being implemented globally, focusing on their financial viability and the technical capacity needed for implementation. The guide also assesses the tension between environmental and economic costs and benefits for different cocoa sector value chain actors, including the private sector.
The World Bank launches the cocoa guide at a unique cross-regional event in November 2022, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, that brought together cocoa producers from Latin America and the Caribbean and West Africa. At the event, discussions highlighted the economic, social and environmental benefits of agroforestry models, and facilitated knowledge sharing on success stories and best practices.